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CURRICULUM VITAE


EDUCATION

2007 Caversham Centre for Artist and Writers, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
1999 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
1996-2000 MFA / Georgia State University - School of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA
1993-1996 BFA / The Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
1991-1993 AA / The College of The Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas

AWARDS

2016 'Excellence in Arts' Awardee - The Bahamas Consulate, Atlanta, GA
2016 Visual Artist Awardee - National Black Art Festival (NBAF)

PUBLIC & PRIVATE COLLECTIONS (selected)

The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas
Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, Atlanta, GA
City of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA
CLICO, Trinidad, West Indies
College of The Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas
East Atlanta Library, Atlanta, GA
King & Spalding, Atlanta, GA
Baha Mar Resort, Nassau, Bahamas
The Central Bank of The Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas
The D'Aguilar Foundation, Nassau, Bahamas
The Dawn Davies Collection, Nassau, Bahamas
Private collections in The Bahamas, United States, Italy and South Africa
Public Art Artists Registry, Fulton County Arts Council, Atlanta, GA
Public Art Atlanta National Registry, City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, Atlanta, GA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 Mirrors of Life, Harvey B Gantt Center, Charlotte, NC
2017 Mirrored Reflections, Swan Coach House Gallery (front gallery), Atlanta, GA
2016 Fractal Reflections, September Gray Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2014 Works by Lillian Blades, The Hudgens Center for the Arts, Duluth, GA
2010 Reconnecting at Transforming Spaces, NPAA, Nassau, Bahamas
2009-2010 Eye Sea Reflections, Hammonds House Museum, Atlanta, GA
2009 Fragmentations & Fabrications, The Beach Institute, Savannah, GA
2008 Eye Connect, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2007 Lukasa (Memory Board) Series by Lillian Blades, The Rialto, Atlanta, GA
2006 Birthings, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2005 Passage, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2003 Patterns and Sources, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2000 Return to the Womb, Georgia State University Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selected)

2018 Under Construction: Collage from The Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC (scheduled)
2018 Instinct II: From Darkness to Light, The Current: Baha Mar, Nassau, Bahamas 
2017 Gathered (III): Georgia Artists Selecting Georgia Artists, MOCA GA, Atlanta, GA
2017 Beyond Magic; Black Women Artists Master Non-Traditional Media, Hearne Fine Art, Little
Rock, AR
2016-2017 Spinning Yarn, Crealde Art Center, Winter Park, FL
2016-2017 Quilts and Social Fabric: Heritage and Improvisation, Harvey B. Grant Center, Charlotte, NC
2016 From Columbus to Junkanoo, The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas 2015 Echoes: Lineage of the Spirit; Lillian Blades & Masud Olufani, The Art Place, Marietta, GA 2014 Eleven Strong, The Glassbridge Gallery/Baha Mar, Nassau, Bahamas
2014 Exquisite Exhibit, The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
2012 NE6 Kingdom Come, National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas
2011 Beverly Buchanan and Lillian Blades, Taubman Museum, Roanoke, VA
2010-2011 Recollection: The Past is Present (3 person show with Amalia Amaki and Beverly Buchanan), The Cameron Museum, Wilmington, NC
2009 Reclamation of Memory, Madison Morgan Cultural Center, Madison, GA
2009 Reflections on the Rainbow, Southwest Art Center Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2008 Sugar, Popop Studios Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas
2007-2008 The Fourth National Exhibition, The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas
2007 A Summer Show... With Caribbean Roots, City Gallery East, Atlanta, GA
2007 Bahamian Art: Pre-Columbian to Present, The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas 
2006 Assemblation, Eyedrum, Atlanta, GA
2006 Funky Nassau – Recovering an Identity, Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden, Germany &
The National Gallery of the Bahamas, Nassau, Bah curators: Amanda Coulson and Erica James 2005 The Art of Caribbean Women Artists, CLICO Art Gallery, Trinidad, West Indies
2005 Pin Up Show, City Gallery East, Atlanta GA
2005 Scared Spaces, Broyles Art Center, Westminster Schools, Atlanta, GA
2004 Personal Patterns: Lillian Blades & Daniel Hoover, SunTrust Plaza Gallery, Atlanta, GA 2003-2004 Figuring the Feminine... African American Artists from 1870 to Present (curated by Emily Hanna), The Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
2003 Looks Good on Paper II, Spruill Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2003 Inaugural National Exhibition 1973-2003, The National Gallery of the Bahamas
2002 Culture Shock: Georgia’s Foreign Born Artists, SunTrust Plaza, Atlanta, GA
2000-2001 Our New Day Begun- African American Artist Entering the Millennium (curated by Alvia Wardlaw), Austin, Dallas & Houston, TX

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2012-2016 ECP Art Instructor, The Globe Academy, Atlanta, GA
2012-2015 Art Instructor, Clarkston Community Center (CCC), Clarkston, GA
2015 Teaching Assistant (Art History), Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA
2014 Workshop Instructor, The Hudgens Center for the Arts, Duluth, GA
2007-2008 Foundations Professor (Drawing I and Drawing II), The Savannah College of Art & Design, Atlanta, GA

ART RESIDENCIES

2019 12-Week Studio Residency, The Current: Baha Mar, Nassau, Bahamas
2007 4-Week Printmaking Residency, Caversham Centre for Artist and Writers, Kwazulu Natal,
South Africa, awarded through Fulton County Arts Council, Atlanta, GA
2005-2006 Studio Residency Program, The Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
1999 9-Week Studio Residency, Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS

2017 PNC’s The Art of Food, Atlanta Food & Wine Festival
2017, Atlanta GA 2013 The Sea of Us, Art Gala Collaboration (with 344 Students from Lyford Cay International
School), Nassau, Bahamas 2012 Banho De Luz for City of Atlanta’s ELEVATE, Hardy Ivy Park, Atlanta, GA
2011 Ancestral Totem for City of Atlanta’s ELEVATE, Underground Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
2010 Jean Childs Young Life Quilt Assemblage, 12' x 20' mixed media assemblage for foyer of Jean Childs Young Middle School, Atlanta, GA
2009 The Hopscotch Project, City of Atlanta Contract for Services, Howell Park, Atlanta, GA 2009 Sea Bouquet - Love My Bahamas Coca Cola project, Downtown Mural, Nassau, Bahamas 2003-2005 Quilted Community, East Atlanta Library, Fulton County Arts Council Public Art Collaborative project with 300+ participants from East Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
2002 Quilted Passages, Concourse E, Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Atlanta, GA